The Three Gorges is a narrow, steep sided part of the Yangtze River, at five thousand kilometres one of the world’s longest rivers. The valley is home to over four hundred million people and provides over sixty per cent of Chinas rice crop.
In 1992 the Chinese government agreed to building the Three Gorges Dam. At an estimated cost of between £17 - £21 Billion and more than two kilometres long and one hundred and fifty meters high it will be the biggest dam in the world at completion in 2009.
These worksheets look at the positive and negatives of building the dam, the consiquences and leads to the opposrtunity of a class debate as to whether the Chinese government were right to build the dam.